After keeping busy in the 1970s with films such as A Star is Born and The Way We Were, singer-turned-actress Barbra Streisand has been very selective over the past 20 years, opting to only star in four movies: The Mirror Has Two Faces, Meet the Fockers, Little Fockers and The Guilt Trip. But one of those films also had Streisand behind the camera, and it looks like she’s finally ready to get back in the director’s chair after nearly 20 years with a biopic about famed Russian empress Catherine the Great. Read More »
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Posted on Friday, May 11th, 2012 by Angie Han
Those who’ve waited patiently through his mo-cap phase for Robert Zemeckis to return to live-action filmmaking now have a date to mark on their calendars. Paramount has set his pilot drama Flight for a fall release date, shifting Seth Rogen and Barbara Streisand‘s family comedy The Guilt Trip (formerly My Mother’s Curse) to a holiday opening in the process. More details after the jump.
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We’ve seen a teaser and an international trailer for Little Fockers, the second sequel to Meet the Parents, and now there is a full theatrical trailer. What’s the difference? In addition to showing more plot and (depending on your point of view) jokes, this trailer has a few shots of Dustin Hoffman, whose mart was shot after the teaser debuted. Read More »
Not much to say here — Little Fockers is the third film in the unlikely series spawned by Meet the Parents. The upside is that, based on this trailer, the movie seems to be slightly less about the children of Ben Stiller‘s character than you might guess. The downside is that, based on this trailer, the movie looks like another couple hours of watching Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro make antagonistic eyes at one another. If that’s your thing, then this will look like pure gold. Read More »
Dustin Hoffman might not return for the third installment in the Meet the Parents franchise. Entertainment Weekly is reporting a rumor that “there has been strife between Hoffman and the studio over the size of the part, the scheduling of the days on set and other difficulties.” Hoffman has agreed to appear in the film, titled Little Fockers, as part of a funny cameo near the end of the movie, but it seems like that will no longer happen. Universal declined to comment.
Now for the really bad news… The fact that Bernie Focker won’t appear in the next sequel doesn’t mean that his wife Roz Focker (played by the ever annoying Barbra Streisand) won’t have a part. Streisand still has “a prominent role” in the movie, which is extremely disappointing, because many people say she was one of the worst parts of the sequel.
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Fox News is reporting that Ben Stiller is back to developing a third film in the Meet The Parents series called Little Fockers.
“In the natural progression of things, Robert DeNiro and Blythe Danner would return as grandparents to Ben Stiller and Teri Polo’s babies. Of course, Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand would have to return as well.”
Meet the Parents was actually a pretty funny family comedy, but I found Fockers extremely painful to watch. The title is the funniest thing about the sequel. The addition of Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand just didn’t work, and I don’t think the introduction of a baby (or possible twins) will make a third film any better.
Discuss: Would you rather see Little Fockers of The Heartbreak Kid 2?